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As soon as you walk into Max Brenner the smell of chocolate immediately hits you. There is a well of it near the entrance and products everywhere, in liquid and solid form. Max Brenner is a serious chocolate house and seriously good chocolate treats are what they do best. Their philosophy is that chocolate portrays romance, sensuality, passion, addiction, prestige, warmth, sex, love and nostalgia. Chocolate is seen as a culture, rather than a simple taste and the stencilled sign below speaks for itself.
As we arrive I have a look at the menu board. I quickly know that we want the waffles and the souffle, and to drink I must have a hot chocolate, which is available in a variety of forms, and for the r.a. it is an iced frappe. Here's a quick wrap up of our goodies.
Italian Milk Hot Chocolate: available in milk/ white /dark ($5.50): This sinful caraffe of hot chocolate is almost like drinking pure chocolate. It is so thick, creamy and sweet: such an indulgence.
Whipped Milk Chocolate Frappe ($7): This is also extremely rich and chocolatey. A nice cool drink.
Chocolate Souffle ($9.50): Wow - this is really something. Max Brenner's signature delight is this small pillow, which lies in the middle of the plate drizzled in milk chocolate. It is so rich and decadent. As you break into it the centre oozes with warm white chocolate. You take a bite and it just melts away in your mouth. So very rich, but so very good.
Tutti-frutti waffles ($16): Two perfect Belgian waffles warmed under the grill are served covered with warm melted chocolate, along with sliced bananas, strawberries and a scoop of excellent white chocolate ice-cream. Seriously yum, but trying to demolish two of these is no easy task.
So if you really feel like chocolate it is pretty hard to go past Max Brenner. Just be mindful that their treats are extremely rich and decadent - ordering a hot chocolate AND dessert here is simply too much, even for a sweet tooth like myself. I left rather overwhelmed and feeling like I had consumed much more than I actually did.
Recommended: excellent desserts in a nice setting, but for the best hot chocolate I still cannot go past Koko Black. Review coming soon.